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At the start of the Civil War, Allen Pinkerton was a successful private detective. Union General George McClellan hired him to organize a corps of spies for his army. But Pinkerton was not good at espionage. He often overestimated the size of the Southern forces. It is surprising that Pinkerton allowed himself to be photographed. Good spies rarely want anyone to know what they look like.

Two hammers

Solid wood stock

Two nipples

Two hammers

Solid wood stock

Two nipples

MOSBY'S PARTISAN RANGERS ATTACK

Mosby was well known to Northerners. Union tabloids carried stories about the man Yankee soldiers called the Gray Ghost. He and his troops were famous for attacking Union soldiers and then slipping away without a trace. This newspaper illustration shows an assault by Mosby's men on a Union army wagon train near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

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